Our PhD program focuses on three critical development areas to prepare you for your career:
- Independent inquiry
- Competence in research methodology
- Communication of research results
From the start, you’ll be introduced to rigorous coursework and the research activities across our faculty and your PhD student peers.
In our PhD degree program, you’ll work with our world-renowned faculty who are recognized for excellence in both teaching and research, and for their accessibility across degree programs.
The PhD in Business Administration is a degree of the Graduate School of Duke University and follows the degree requirements set by Duke’s Graduate School. In general, the PhD program requires an average of 5 years to complete. After you and a faculty member in your academic area determine your specific study program, according to your interests and goals, you’ll be required to:
- Gain expertise in your area of special interest through your coursework and independent study
- Complete a preliminary qualifying exam in this area of study by the third year of residence, or earlier
- Defend your dissertation successfully
How to Apply
If you have any questions about Fuqua's PhD programs, please contact our PhD Program Office +1 919.660.7862 or by email. Applications for the PhD program can be found online on the Duke Graduate School website. The application deadline is December 15.
Admission is based on both merit and on a competitive basis. On average, each academic area matriculates 2-3 students each year. The acceptance rate ranges between 2% and 8% across the areas.
Recent PhD Placements
|Yale University,Yale School of Management|
|Cornell University, Johnson College of Business|
|University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business|
|Indiana University, Kelley School of Business|
|University of Texas at Dallas, Jindal School of Management|
|University of Chicago, Booth School of Business|
|European School of Management and Technology (ESMT)|
|New York University - Shanghai|
|Yale University, Yale School of Management|
|Purdue University, Krannert School of Management|
|University of Michigan, Ross School of Business|
|University of Western Ontario, Ivey School of Business|
|City University of Hong Kong, College of Business|